Chimaerae

plural noun
Chi·​mae·​rae | \-ir(ˌ)ē, -ē(ˌ)rē\

Definition of Chimaerae 

: an order of marine elasmobranch fishes comprising the chimaeras and extinct related forms and being coextensive with the subclass Holocephali — see chimaeridae

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New Latin, from plural of Chimaera

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Chimaeridae

chimaeroid

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